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NUST – Bringing Moments of Pride for Pakistan

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Pakistan is a country blessed with extra ordinary human resources. Its human capital is unmatchable in the world. Pakistani nationals are honored to achieve various accomplishments in international space across multiple fields.

It is just 4th month of year 2017 and Pakistan gained multiple moments of pride, thanks to the National University of Sciences and Technology which is truly breeding talent of Pakistan. Following are some recent accomplishments from students of NUST that earned a good name for Pakistan.

ITCS-INC Winter School

The first moment of pride was when Uzair Akbar, student of SEECs (NUST) was only student selected from Pakistan for participation in ITCSC-INC Winter School – A series of activities for undergrad students from different countries across Asia. The winter school is said to be organized every year by the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science and Communication (ITCSC) and the Institute of Network Coding (INC) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge 2017

Another great achievement is when students from National University of Science and Technology astonished the world by winning the “Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge 2017”, held in California, USA.

The team NUST comprises of Awais Shafique, Hooriya Anam and Muhammad Arsalan from NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS).

Students from NUST competed against nine international universities including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cornell University, Stanford University, Virginia Tech, university of waterloo, University of Sao Paolo, UC Berkeley and Beijing University.

Every year the competition is organized by the Stanford Centre on longevity design challenges and offer a cash prize and free entrepreneurship guidance to the winning team. This year, the theme of competition was “Innovating Age in Place”. It called for design projects and products purposed for improving the life quality of aging individuals.

The team NUST presented their final project i.e. TAME (Tremor Acquisition and Minimization), a wearable device for suppression of wrist tremor. It is designed to enable the tremor patients perform their routine tasks without any problem. Tremor is a neurological disorder related to involuntary relaxation and contraction of muscles of various body parts.

Being light weight, TAME is easy to wear on wrist under the shirt. It has a sensor that tracks tremor and corresponds to its recommended positions via electrodes.

The submission made its way to the final competition and defeated the other participants. Waving the flag of Pakistan, the team NUST received $100,000 cash prize and a trophy. Indeed, it was a moment of great pride for every Pakistani.

NUST student represented Pakistan on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day

Another auspicious moment for Pakistan is when Syeda Uneeza Fareed from SEECS Pakistan was selected to represent Pakistan in Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day celebrated at University of Minnesota Crookston.

So, NUST being amongst top universities across Pakistan and across the world is really working towards breeding young talent. It is practical evidence of Iqbal’s saying:

Nahi hai naa-umeed Iqbal apni kisht-e-veeran say

Zara nam ho tau ye matti boht zarkhaiz hai saaqi

Looking forward to see more accomplishments from NUST!

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